Houthi rebels suspected in Bab el-Mandeb missile strike

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Recent missile strike in Bab el-Mandeb Strait heightens tensions, with Yemen's Houthi rebels suspected, raising concerns for global maritime trade

Houthi rebels suspected in Bab el-Mandeb missile strike

A commercial vessel Monday came under a missile attack in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait – a critical maritime passage.

According to reports from the British military's United Kingdom Trade Operations Center, the ship endured two missile strikes.

However, the vessel continued its journey as no injuries were reported.

The specifics regarding the extent of the damage to the ship remain unclear. Yemen's Houthi rebels are suspected to be behind this latest assault, although they have not immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Historically, the rebels have taken several hours to acknowledge their military actions.

This incident is part of a series of disruptions in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden since November. These attacks are believed to be in response to Israel's military operations against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The continued assaults have significantly impacted the flow of maritime traffic through these strategic waterways, including the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which is a vital link between them.

The situation in the region remains tense as these maritime assaults threaten international shipping and global trade routes.

Source: Newsroom

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